added new DC and transferred FSMO roles

Posted on 2014-09-15
Last Modified: 2014-10-07
I recently added a new DC.  Once added and verified that DNS replicated I transferred the FSMO roles.  I did this so I could migrate the old DC to new hardware.  I'm getting the below error.

Log Name:      Directory Service
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-ActiveDirectory_DomainService
Date:          9/14/2014 3:57:10 AM
Event ID:      2092
Task Category: Replication
Level:         Warning
Keywords:      Classic
User:          ANONYMOUS LOGON
Computer:      myDCname.domain.local

This server is the owner of the following FSMO role, but does not consider it valid. For the partition which contains the FSMO, this server has not replicated successfully with any of its partners since this server has been restarted. Replication errors are preventing validation of this role.
Operations which require contacting a FSMO operation master will fail until this condition is corrected.
FSMO Role: CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=mydomain,DC=local
Question by:gopher_49
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ID: 40323470
Follow the instructions here to SEIZE the schema role and then run a netdom query to validate:
netdom query FSMO

Once you have the roles moved and you validate AD replication is as expected, I suggest you demote the old DC and do a metadata cleanup.
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by:Emmanuel Adebayo
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How did you transfer the roles? Did you size the role after transfer?

At the command prompt on the server enter
netdom query FSMO
This will list the FSMO roles on the server, size the the missing role(s) by using "Ntdsutil"

Also, check this MS KB


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ID: 40323494
I want to keep the old DC.  I just needed to migrate the VM to different hardware and it was my only DC.  So.  I added a new DC and then transferred the roles.  I then powered off the old DC and migrated that VM and powered it back on.

When running the fsmo query it shows my new dc to have the roles.  I did not seize  the schema role prior to running the command.
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by:Seth Simmons
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When running the fsmo query it shows my new dc to have the roles.

which one did you run that on?  run on both and see if the results on both are accurate
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ID: 40323754
Okay.  Ill run it on both and will report back shortly.

Author Comment

ID: 40325739
I ran the command on both DC's and the results where the same.  It was successful and shows the new DC to be the role holder for all roles.  The error posted at the top of the post was from a few days ago.  Nothing has changed except for online defrags finishing successfully.
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Seth Simmons earned 500 total points
ID: 40332604
if that error hasn't appeared since, i would say it was a transient error from when the fsmo roles were transferred and you won't be seeing it again since there have been no other messages and dcdiag is good on both systems since

often times when roles change, services are restarted, etc. transient messages like that will appear once in the beginning then go away

Author Comment

ID: 40332660
okay..  I'll watch the event logs over the next few days to assure it's okay and will update everyone.
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ID: 40332683
This has been seen in some instances where replication had not caught up. It might have just been the case here, since it has nit repeated since.

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